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Senior Skills Development Manager

WorldSkills UK
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28 Jun 2021

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The Senior Skills Development Manager will lead and manage three core programmes central to driving innovation in teaching and learning and mainstreaming excellence in the quality and delivery of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Centre of Excellence - programme management of a workforce development pilot to transfer insights from global skills systems and world-class practices to equip educators across TVET with the knowledge and skills to embed international best practice to advance technical teaching, training, and assessment.
International Skills Partnerships - lead and manage partnerships with WorldSkills members to coordinate mutually beneficial projects and activities through an exchange of knowledge and skills across people, organisations, and governments forging a national and international network for research, evidence and learning to influence policy and practice in the UK.
UK based dissemination activities - through these programmes, the Senior Skills Development Manager will take responsibility for UK based dissemination activities to improve standards of teaching, training and assessment based on identified international best practice through our professional development networks to help boost sector capability.

The successful candidate will have a track record in leading and managing impactful, high quality education and training programmes with experience building educational partnerships in the UK and internationally in TVET.

WorldSkills UK is an independent charity and a partnership between employers, education, and governments. Together, we are using international best practice to raise standards in apprenticeships and technical education, so more young people and employers succeed.

We are a proud member of WorldSkills, a global movement of over 80 countries. WorldSkills supports young people across the world via competitions-based training, assessment and benchmarking, with members' national teams ultimately testing their ability to achieve world-class standards in the biennial 'skills olympics'. The insights we gain from training as part of this global network help us raise standards across the UK.

At WorldSkills UK, we strongly value diversity and inclusion and recognise that it is critical to our success. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all who work with us and strongly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds. WorldSkills UK is an equal opportunities employer that encourages applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. We particularly encourage applications from those from diverse groups, such as women, members of the BAME and LGBTQ+ communities, to join us as at WorldSkills UK.

We are a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee interviews to all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies, and we are committed to making reasonable adjustments at all stages of the recruitment process for candidates to perform to the best of their ability.
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